Filed under: Holidays, Events
Mimi submitted this a while back, and as I was reviewing emails I took a closer look. Her company The Party Queen, based in Marin County, has some really fun designs on both small and large scale. Um, how cool is this tablescape?! It reminds me of David LaChapelle's work. I love her carefree attitude, yet she clearly has a set vision for her work. Her rolodex of clients is pretty impressive as well! Let find out the inspiration for these arrangements!
Mimi describes the arrangement above. "This display was part of a Halloween party where the theme was Corpse Bride. The Party Queen used deep purple dyed magnolia leaves as the base and added the protea, peacock feathers and dried winter berries for some contrast. To add elegance, diamond garland was cut into 18" pieces so it was more branch-like, and then the final touch was a loose draping of pearls for an upscale creepy elegance. There were 2 displays in urns that were 48" high so they were freestanding and large in scale in a Victorian living room setting", per Mimi.
How cool are these?! Mimi said, "I was inspired by Martha Stewart for this project. The Party Queen took foam mannequin heads that we cut big gashes in the top of and covered them with torn paper towels that were dyed in strong tea. (we use a lot of strongly brewed tea around Halloween). To add highlights to the features, we painted fabric dye in the eye sockets and around the mouths. We also applied a more dye in a spray bottle to high light around the head. In the cut gashes, we stuffed various interesting died reindeer moss to mimic brains popping out. The heads were mounted on tiny dowels pushed through a piece of cork bark which gave it stability. We draped gauze to hide the sticks and around the heads to create shrouds. The bark was then propped in with various interesting dried things and more colorful moss. It was used as a centerpiece on the buffet."
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